30 Favorite Tween Books for 10-12 year olds

30 favorite tween books recommended by kids that love to read. Favorites from multiple genres, perfect for ages 10-12 years old.

My kids are avid readers. The love of reading came naturally for my oldest daughter, but my middle daughter didn’t start loving to read until her sister recommended she read “Goose Girl” by Shannon Hale when she was ten. From that point on, she discovered that bigger novels were not daunting anymore and could be fun and easy to read because she enjoyed reading them. My kids like a variety of books so you will find many different genres in this list. They are currently 16, 14, and 11 years old and most are in their personal libraries. We recommend these tween books for 10-12 year olds.

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1.”The Candy Shop War” series by Brandon MullĀ IMG_0127

2. “The Mysterious Benedict Society” by Trenton Lee Stewart

3. “The School of Fear” by Gitty Daneshvari

4. “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” by C.S. Lewis

5. “Ungifted” by Gordon Korman

6. “The Wish Stealers” by Tracy Trivas

7. “Snow Whyte and the Queen of Mayhem” andIMG_0132
Cinder andĀ Ella” by Melissa Lemon

8. “Sisters“, “Smile“, and “Drama” by Raina Telgemeir

9. “Dork Diaries Series” by Rachel Renee Russell

10. “Princess of GlassIMG_0133” and “Princess of the Midnight Ball” by Jessica Day George

11. “The Princess Plot” and “The Princess Trap” by Kirsten Boie

12. “Fablehaven Series” by Brandon Mull

13. “The Lightning Thief” by Rick Riordan

14. “Harry Potter Series” by J.K. Rowling

15. “Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo” by Obert SkyeIMG_0125

16. “The Goose Girl” and other “Books of Bayern” by Shannon Hale

17. “Princess Academy” and “Princess Academy Palace of Stone” by Shannon Hale

18.”Dragon Slippers” by Jessica Day George

19. “Sammy Keyes Series” by Wendelin Van Draanen

20. “The Ranger’s Apprentice Series” by John A. Flanagan

21. “Rapunzel’s Revenge” by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale

22. “Wonder” by R. J. Palacio

23. “Story Thieves” by James RileyIMG_0119

24. “Among the Hidden” by Margaret Peterson Haddix

25. “The Tale of DespereauxIMG_0121by Kate Dicamillo

26. “The Great Turkey Walk” by Kathleen Karr

27. “Sideway Stories from Wayside School” by Louis Sachar

28. “11 Birthdays: A Wish Story” by Wendy Mass

29. “Close to Famous” by Joan Bauer

30. “Shiloh” by Phyllis Naylor

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